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Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso: His Biography and Profile

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso: His Biography and Profile Updated

🕔10:00, 30.Dec 2017

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was born on 21 October 1956. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso popularly knows as Rabiu Kwankwaso is a Nigerian politician. He was two times Governor of Kano State from 1999–2003 and 2011–2015. He was the first governor of Kano State in the fourth republic who was elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria). Kwankwaso lost re-election bid in 2003 to Ibrahim Shekarau and was in July same year appointed Defense Minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Jacob Zuma Impeachment Takes Center Stage in South Africa

Jacob Zuma Impeachment Takes Center Stage in South Africa

🕔09:50, 30.Dec 2017

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home, and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office.

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The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

🕔17:31, 29.Dec 2017

Alas, it has been an eventful year no doubt with its highs and lows both for the Bar and the Bench. And the future is already upon us. As the New Year unfurls, it is my expectation that the leadership of these sister professions, would give due consideration to some of the issues herein before highlighted and those not adverted to. A step in this direction would tantamount to a win-win for both man, God and Country.

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Amadi Onyekachi Uses Social Media Against Gender Violence in Nigeria

Amadi Onyekachi Uses Social Media Against Gender Violence in Nigeria

🕔14:22, 29.Dec 2017

Amadi Onyekachi says she was sexually assaulted by a Nigerian police officer. Onyekachi took to Instagram to express her thoughts. “He forcibly put his hands in my pants and put his hands inside my body. This bastard put his hands inside my bra,” Amadi Onyekachi said.

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George Weah Wins 2017 Presidential Election in Liberia Africa

George Weah Wins 2017 Presidential Election in Liberia Africa

🕔08:41, 29.Dec 2017

George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years. With 98.1 percent of the vote counted, Weah led with 61.5 percent to Vice President Joseph Boakai’s 38.5 percent, National Elections Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoyah told reporters in the capital Monrovia.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwe President Appoints Constantino Chiwenga as Vice President

Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwe President Appoints Constantino Chiwenga as Vice President

🕔09:09, 28.Dec 2017

Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has appointed the country’s former military commander as one of his two vice-presidents, state-run media has reported. The move deepens concerns about the military’s influence after its ousting of Robert Mugabe last month. The appointment of Constantino Chiwenga was widely expected after his retirement earlier this month. He had to retire from the military to take up the position, according to the constitution.

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The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC): What You Need to Know

The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC): What You Need to Know Updated

🕔09:00, 28.Dec 2017

Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) was founded in 2004. By that year, Liberians were picking up the pieces from the civil conflict that witnessed the exiling of President Taylor and the setting up of National Transitional Government (NTG) headed by one Charles Gyude Bryant. The NTG was an offspring of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) signed in Accra, Ghana in August 2003. The history of the CDC is still being written as you are reading this portion…

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George Weah Claims He is Set to Win Liberia’s 2017 Presidential Election Against Joseph Boakai

George Weah Claims He is Set to Win Liberia’s 2017 Presidential Election Against Joseph Boakai

🕔19:36, 27.Dec 2017

But unofficial partial results announced on local radio stations all showed the favourite George Weah in the lead, and Morlu said he expected his candidate to win with about 70% of the vote. “It is clear. We are only waiting for the (election commission) to announce the results and declare him president,” Morlu said. “We are calling on… Boakai to concede defeat and congratulate George Weah.”

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US Formally Agreed to Sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 Planes and Weapons to Nigeria

US Formally Agreed to Sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 Planes and Weapons to Nigeria

🕔19:29, 27.Dec 2017

The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria, the West African country’s air force said, confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns.

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Thabo Mbeki Biography and Profile

Thabo Mbeki Biography and Profile

🕔18:34, 27.Dec 2017

Thabo Mbeki is a South African politician best known as the two-term president of South Africa after Nelson Mandela. Thabo Mbeki is a South African politician born on June 18, 1942, in Mbewuleni, Idutywa, South Africa. The anti-apartheid supporter rose within the political ranks of the African National Congress.

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Commends Peaceful Vote in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Commends Peaceful Vote in Liberia

🕔17:58, 27.Dec 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia, and announced he is sending former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo to support the country in the first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected leader to another in more than 70 years.

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The Inhuman Side of President Buhari

The Inhuman Side of President Buhari

🕔17:24, 27.Dec 2017

Character speaks louder than documentary. Rather than waste public funds on such mundane works like the documentary to applaud Buhari’s glaring incompetence, lionize his mediocrity, magnify his ineptitude, beatify his wickedness and canonize his tyranny, his handlers should work on his words and character that have sharply divided Nigerians and entrenched despondency among them.

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Cameroon Court Orders Release Patrice Nganang Who Slams Government: Lawyer

Cameroon Court Orders Release Patrice Nganang Who Slams Government: Lawyer

🕔13:00, 27.Dec 2017

Patrice Nganang, a poet, professor and author who lives in New York, was arrested on Dec. 7 as he prepared to board a Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi and accused of insulting President Paul Biya. The government later said Nganang had threatened Biya in posts on Facebook.

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George Weah Biography and Profile

George Weah Biography and Profile

🕔15:30, 26.Dec 2017

Liberian soccer star George Weah was named African, European and World Player of the Year in 1995 and has since become a prominent humanitarian and politician.

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Liberians Head to the Polls in Historic Election

Liberians Head to the Polls in Historic Election

🕔14:48, 26.Dec 2017

Boakai has found it harder to convince voters that he will bring change, given that he worked alongside Johnson Sirleaf for 12 years. Weah, by contrast, has won the hearts of mostly young Liberians through his star performances for Europe’s biggest football teams in the 1990s.

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